Advantages of using cord blood cells

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Advantages of using Cord blood and Bone marrow stem cells? 

Both bone marrow and cord blood stem cells have advantages as well as disadvantages; some conditions dictate the use of one over the other. 

Advantages of cord blood Stem Cells:

  • Stem cell rejection is less when using Cord blood. Hence it is possible to use cord blood from non-tissue matched donors or a third party. 
  • Cord blood is available within a short time of three weeks compared to 4 months of time for bone marrow stem cells.
  • Cord blood collection does not involve any surgery and is painless with no side effects.
  • Contamination does not occur with Cord blood, whereas bone marrow is likely to be contaminated with viruses such as Epstein-Barr or Cytomegalovirus.

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drzafrullah

Can private doctors start stem celll cord blood bank ? If yes, how and what are the rules and regulations?

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corey

I think that you could not live without stem cells. if you loose some cells your stem cells can replace them so that you don't die.

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